Martin Luther King Jr., “Beyond Vietnam” (April 4, 1967)
King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech was delivered at the Riverside Church in New York exactly one year before his assassination. Civil rights leaders urged King not to speak out on the Vietnam War, but he said he could not separate issues of economic injustice, racism, war, and militarism.
Film Clip Description
Dr. King’s speech is read by Michael Ealy, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California. The excerpt is from Voices of a People’s History of the United States edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove.